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15 September 2017

TIFF 2017: A Chilling Horror – Verónica

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As a long-time Midnight Madness viewer at TIFF, I’m always surprised to find a horror film screening in the main festival (under Contemporary World Cinema) but given the tremendous cinematography …

11 September 2017

Stratford ’17: See

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I was really hard on the Stratford productions I didn’t like this year but it was actually a pretty strong season and the things that were good were Really good. …

11 September 2017

Shaw ’17: See

By // Theatre

This was not my favourite season at The Shaw Festival. They had fewer bad productions than Stratford but they didn’t have as many great ones either. The best production of …

11 September 2017

Stratford ’17: So-So

By // Theatre

In a really pretty strong Stratford season, these mostly good productions fell to the middle of the pack because other things were better, not because they were bad at all. …

11 September 2017

Shaw ’17: So-So

By // Theatre

The thing to understand about the so-so list for The Shaw Festival this year is that they’re all pretty good productions; they mostly didn’t make the cut to be must-sees …

11 September 2017

Stratford ’17: Skip

By // Theatre

I promise everything gets better from here. Please keep in mind that I refuse to pull punches so you can believe me when I tell you you really should see …

11 September 2017

Shaw ’17: Skip

By // Theatre

Though little stood too far above the pack this year at the Shaw Festival (“so-so” really carried the season over there), it’s remarkable that there’s only one show I think …

11 August 2017

SummerWorks ’17: Part VII

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Read All Our SummerWorks Reviews HERE Icône Pop (A) The scene for Icône Pop is set as the audience walks into the blackbox theatre at The Theatre Centre with singer Mykalle …

11 August 2017

SummerWorks ’17: Part VI

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Read All Our SummerWorks Reviews HERE The Only Good Indian (B+) It’s difficult to grade this solo show from Pandemic Theatre because half its runtime is just a “long table” …

10 August 2017

SummerWorks ’17: Part V

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Read All Our SummerWorks Reviews HERE Explosions for the 21st Century (A-) My favourite SummerWorks show this year, Christopher Ross-Ewart’s philosophical and practical lecture on sound design is both an …

08 August 2017

SummerWorks ’17: Part IV

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Read All Our SummerWorks Reviews HERE Pearle Harbour’s Chautaqua (A+) [Ed. Note: A+ is the highest grade we give but, just for the record, MM’s official submission was “A+++++++”] This is …

08 August 2017

SummerWorks ’17: Part III

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Read All Our SummerWorks Reviews HERE Erased: Billy and Bayard (A) Created and performed by the Queer Songbook Orchestra, featuring Andrew Broderick and Stephen Jackman-Torkoff, the show weaves together the …

07 August 2017

SummerWorks ’17: Part II

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Read All Our SummerWorks Reviews HERE August, Augusta (A) Created, choreographed, and directed by Jocelyn Mah, and winner of The Winchester Prize, this piece depicts two musicians and a trio …

05 August 2017

SummerWorks ’17: Part I

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Read All Our SummerWorks Reviews HERE White Man’s Indian (A) This is a story that needs to be told and should be told but is not for the faint of …

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